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Carl Van Vechten portrait

Washington, DC December 7, 2009 Willa Cather photographed by Carl Van Vechten , January 22, 1936. From Library of Congress Carl Van Vechten collection. Happy Birthday to Willa Cather , who was born in Back Creek Valley, Virginia, 136 years ago today. In May 1925, Cather traveled to Brunswick, Maine...
Washington, DC Portrait of Willa Cather by Carl Van Vechten, 1936. From Library of Congress collection Betty Kort is the former executive director of the Willa Cather Foundation. Based in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the understanding and appreciation...
September 24 , 2009 Washington, DC Portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Carl Van Vechten, June 4, 1932. From the collection of The Library of Congress. Happy Birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald! In honor of the 113th anniversary of Fitzgerald's birth---at 481 Laurel Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota---here's...